Oliver & North Fork Railroad

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Re: Oliver & North Fork Railroad

Post by Alan Lott » Sun Jul 17, 2016 7:57 pm

I did take a pic Ed, but it was poor quality. I posted it elsewhere but have since deleted it. I will attempt another soon.
Since the original post I decided to do a second car: I had two loads to use. I am happy with their appearance but have been wondering whether to paint the cars grey or bauxite. Leaving them black does allow for an easy return to coal cars as I still have the original Aristo loads.

Since doing this project I have started work on the long awaited Waubeka school house. So far have built the main structure - walls, roof, soffits and have painted it. Still to do is the more intricate work such as bell frame, chimney, porch and dummy doors and shuttered windows. At least the longer days and warmer weather are an asset.

PS: Ed, the board attachment quota has been reaches it says. So, I will send a pic via e-mail.
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Re: Oliver & North Fork Railroad

Post by Alan Lott » Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:29 am

Sooner than create a new thread I am posting here.

It was quite like old times a couple of days ago.
I had being looking at an Aristo PRR covered hopper on a UK (Hattons, of Liverpool) web site for a while. They had four. They also had some WM and unlettered consolidations but those have now gone. The asking price was £60 ($75 approx.) whereas two other UK stores have PRR covered hoppers for £87 ($115) - quite a difference.
Having decided a couple of years ago - and tempered by the closure of Aristo - I felt I had enough stock already but somehow that has not stopped me from increasing my covered hopper fleet from two to five cars. ;) Being told that a pack of cigarettes, in the UK, now cost between $8 and $11 I decided that the $75 car was indeed a good purchase. :D For those interested the five covered hoppers are the following road names: WM, CofG, L&N (Dixie Line),UP (my only black box item) and of course the newest addition PRR.
As many here will know that five cars look far more impressive than four - don't ask me why, but they do.
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Re: Oliver & North Fork Railroad

Post by Ed Headington » Mon Apr 03, 2017 4:23 pm

Glad you found another covered hopper at what looks like a great price, Alan. I wouldn't mind getting one or two more 100 ton hoppers, but I want the coal load too. I can find the hoppers on ebay and other spots, but cannot locate any coal loads for them. Guess I'll just have to keep looking.

Enjoy your additional car. I have no problem believing that 5 cars looks better than 4!!!!

Ed

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Re: Oliver & North Fork Railroad

Post by Alan Lott » Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:18 pm

Hi Ed,
I knew I could count on you for a nice comment.

Hope you got my message on your answer phone.
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Re: Oliver & North Fork Railroad

Post by Mike Gibson » Tue Apr 04, 2017 2:46 pm

Ed Headington wrote:Glad you found another covered hopper at what looks like a great price, Alan. I wouldn't mind getting one or two more 100 ton hoppers, but I want the coal load too. I can find the hoppers on ebay and other spots, but cannot locate any coal loads for them. Guess I'll just have to keep looking.

Enjoy your additional car. I have no problem believing that 5 cars looks better than 4!!!!

Ed
Ed,

Take a look here. Scroll down a bit over half way down the page.

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Re: Oliver & North Fork Railroad

Post by Ed Headington » Tue Apr 04, 2017 3:40 pm

Thank you, Mike!!! I immediately called him, and he said he has 20 of them. Since I am only looking for two, that is GREAT!!!

Thanks so much for that lead.
Ed

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Re: Oliver & North Fork Railroad

Post by Mike Gibson » Tue Apr 04, 2017 4:27 pm

That's great! Glad I could help. And its Canadian so you can drop about 25% because of our crumby dollar exchange. :D

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Oliver & North Fork Railroad

Post by smcgill » Tue May 02, 2017 10:36 am

Mike are you snow free Yet? :)

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Re: Oliver & North Fork Railroad

Post by Ed Headington » Tue May 02, 2017 3:04 pm

We're snow free here in Florida! :D

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Re: Oliver & North Fork Railroad

Post by Alan Lott » Tue May 02, 2017 8:45 pm

No snow here either. In fact it is rare to get any here. However, it has been very dry, but cool, of late. But I manage to get an hour or so train running most days.
Any way I guess those who have been snowed in are full of anticipation now and are looking forward to operating their trains.
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